Wayside Gardens: Using Garden Decor For a Complete Garden

For many people, the garden is an extension of the home; a living area to be beautified just as they would want to decorate the interior of their house. Much of the beauty, both in their eyes and those of the passer-by and visitor, comes from the garden layout, the plants and flowers, the trees, the terraces, and the lawns. Such beauty can be brought to life by the birds and butterflies that visit the garden. It can also be further enhanced by the choice and use of garden decor.Types of Garden DecorThere are many types of garden decor that you can consider when designing or improving your garden. The use of the word 'decor' is traditionally used for the decoration of a house interior, incorporating everything from the furniture to the paint on the wall, and the fabrics used for curtains and bedding. There is no reason that a garden, an extension of the home living space, should not also be considered in the same way.You could argue that all the flowers and plants in a garden are decor; in fact, I would not even argue. You are trying to create a beautiful entity in which you can spend leisure time, and which gives aesthetic pleasure as you look out of your window, relax in the summer sunshine, or arrive home from a concrete jungle on a summer's evening.However, for the purposes of this article, we will consider garden decor as the decoration added to the garden plants, shrubs and flowers for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Once that is done, then garden decor falls into a number of popular types or themes, and all are worth considering.Fountains and WaterfallsThe use of water in a garden with no natural water feature can greatly enhance it. Most people appreciate both the sight and sound of water, and it is definitely an aid to relaxation. I know I am not the only person in the world who finds it relaxing sitting or strolling by water.Artificial garden fountains and waterfalls can make an impressive difference to your garden, either as standalone features or as part of a larger water garden and are well worth considering to help turn your garden into a complete outdoor haven.Garden Statues and OrnamentsWith a long historical background, statues have stood the test of time as a popular decor item. While classic statues may have been on a grand scale, and for public sites or stately homes and country mansions, they have found their own niche as garden decor in the modern and smaller garden.Garden statues come in many styles and designs, some of them following ancient and classical traditions, such as cherubs and angels. Other popular subjects include animals, such as domestic cats and dogs, and wild animals such as lions and frogs.Small statues, which some may call garden ornaments, can also be found for those of us with small gardens, and no scope for the great sculptures you may see in large country gardens.Garden Containers or PlantersAn important feature of any garden, especially those with patios, terraces or little visible soil, can be the containers or planters used to house some of your plants. Container gardening is a type of gardening in its own right, and you will find many books on the subject to choose the best plants to grow in a confined planter.When it comes to the planters themselves, then you will find, as with statues, a wide range of designs, made from a choice of materials. There are attractive containers in concrete, fibrestone, fibreglass and plastic; if you like the reddy colour of terracota, then that can be used successfully in a formal or informal garden.Planters, used carefully, can add height and shape to areas of the garden that may seem barren, and they can certainly bring a terrace or patio to life.Other Garden Decor PossibilitiesReally, there is no end to the possibilities of what you can use to decorate the garden. For particular holidays, such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, you may find ornaments and decorations to hang outside or stick in the ground. Then there are other types of decor that may be multi-purpose, with a functional or decorative use. Examples of these are decorative bird houses or garden lighting.Allow your imagination some leeway as you design your garden, observe from visiting public gardens, plus what you see online, in magazines and around you, and I am sure you can come up with a unique mixture of garden decor and plantings that will be the envy of your friends and neighbours, and give you pleasure as long as you live there. [EXTRACT] For many people, the garden is an extension of home, a living room to be embellished as you want to decorate the interior of your home. Much of the beauty, in their eyes and those of pedestrians and visitors coming from the garden layout, plants and flowers, trees, terraces and gardens. That beauty can be brought to the lives of birds and butterflies that visit the garden. It can also be reinforced by the choice and use of garden Garden decor.Types DecorThere many types of garden decor that can be considered in designing or improving your garden. The use of 'decoration' of the word is traditionally used to decorate the interior of a house, incorporating everything from furniture to wall paint, and fabrics used for curtains and bedding. There is no reason that a garden, an extension of living space at home, should not be considered in the same way. One could argue that all the flowers and plants in a garden decoration are, in fact, I did not even discuss. You are trying to create a beautiful entity in which you can spend your free time, and gives aesthetic pleasure to look out the window, relax under the summer sun, or come home from a concrete jungle in summer evening.However for the purposes of this article, we consider the decoration of the garden as decoration added to garden plants, shrubs and flowers, both aesthetic and functional reasons. Once this is done, then the garden decoration is divided into a number of popular types or themes, and all are worth considering.Fountains and WaterfallsThe water use in a garden with no natural water feature to a great extent can to improve. Most people appreciate both sight and sound of water, and is definitely an aid to relaxation. I know I'm not the only person in the world that is relaxing to sit or stroll along the water. Garden fountains and artificial waterfalls can make a striking difference to your garden, either as independent or as part of a larger water garden and are well worth considering to help turn your garden into a completely haven.Garden Statues outdoor and historical OrnamentsWith long, the statues have stood the test of time as a popular design element. While classical statues may have been a large scale, public places and stately homes and mansions or country that have found their own niche as a garden decoration garden statues. Smaller modern garden come in many styles and designs, some of them following the ancient and classical tradition, such as cherubs and angels. Other popular themes are animals, like cats and dogs and wild animals like lions and statues frogs.Small, some may call garden ornaments, also can be found for those of us with a small garden, and there is no room for the large sculptures can be seen in large country gardens. Garden Planters containers or feature important part of any garden, especially those with patios, terraces or little visible soil, containers or pots can be used to house some of its plants. Container gardening is a type of gardening in their own right, and you will find many books on the topic of choosing the best plants to grow in a planter. When limited regarding the planters themselves, then you are, like statues, a wide range of designs, from a selection of materials. There is particular attractive containers, fibrestone, fiberglass and plastic, and if you like the color terracotta Ramos, then that can be used successfully in a formal or informal garden.Planters, used carefully, can increase height and form to the garden areas that may seem sterile, and can certainly bring a deck or patio to PossibilitiesReally life.Other garden decoration, there is no end to the possibilities of what can be used to decorate the garden . For special holidays, like Christmas and Valentine's Day, you can find ornaments and decorations to hang out or stick in the ground. Then there is another type of decoration that can be multi-purpose, functional or decorative use. Examples of these are decorative bird houses or in the garden of his imagination lighting.Allow leeway as you design your garden, look to visit public gardens, in addition to what is viewed online, in magazines and around you, and I'm sure you can reach a unique mix of landscaping and plants that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors, and give you pleasure as long as you live there.
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